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Latitude: 52.1983 / 52°11'54"N
Longitude: 0.1264 / 0°7'34"E
OS Eastings: 545421
OS Northings: 257699
OS Grid: TL454576
Mapcode National: GBR L7H.2RV
Mapcode Global: VHHK9.40NK
Entry Name: Scott Polar Research Institute
Listing Date: 2 August 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268369
English Heritage Legacy ID: 461903
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2
Electoral Ward/Division: Trumpington
Built-Up Area: Cambridge
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL 4557 NW LENSFIELD ROAD
667-/10/10055 Scott Polar Research Institute
Research institute and museum. 1933-34 by Sir Herbert Baker. Yellow brick laid in Flemish bond and stone dressings. Machine tiled roof. Classical style. 2 storeys and dormer attic. North front is a 4-window range, the central 2 window bays slightly recessed with stone quoins; stone quoins also to main angles. Central double timber doors within raised surround. One large arched 8112 sash right and left with carved keystones. Between them is a circular niche with bust of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, explorer. Stone platband between the floors. Outer bays with one 818 horned sash to each floor. Stone balustraded parapet, in centre of which is inscription: QV AESlVIT ARCANA POLIV ADET DEI. Hipped roof with 4 hipped dormer's fitted with casements. Returns with 3 818 horned sashes to each floor. 2 hipped dormers to west return, one to east return and a chimney stack. INTERIOR. The 2 arched windows light small interconnecting halls with shallow domed ceilings painted with aspect of globe from north pole (west) and south pole (east), by MacDonald Gill, 1934. Coffered transverse arch between the two. In front of halls are a pair of unfluted columns right and left, with palmette capitals painted gold.
Listing NGR: TL4542157698
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